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Huge end-of-the-year deadlines looming in Congress

Congress is back from its Thanksgiving recess this week — with not very much time to go before several different impending deadlines. We’ve talked a lot…

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Why there’s not a huge cause for optimism for the rest of the federal budget year

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FILE - The U.S. Capitol in Washington is pictured on Friday, August 5, 2022. Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, a compromise less ambitious than Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)

Future budget resolution made tougher by present ‘laddered CR’

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Congress approves temporary funding and pushes the fight over the federal budget into the new year

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Keeping fingers crossed about a potential government shutdown, contractors have a new White House initiative to scrutinize

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(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alphonso Grant)An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron departs after conducting an aerial refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron above the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 3, 2019. The KC-135 Stratotanker delivers U.S. Air Forces Central Command a global reach of aerial refueling to support joint and coalition aircraft, providing war-winning airpower throughout the CENTCOM area of responsibility.

Air Force’s quickstart initiative to help bridge work while awaiting funding

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FILE - People walk outside the U.S Capitol building in Washington, June 9, 2022. The biggest investment ever in the U.S. to fight climate change. A hard-fought cap on out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for seniors in the Medicare program. A new corporate minimum tax to ensure big businesses pay their share. And billions leftover to pay down federal deficits. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

A government shutdown is (or is not) a week away

It sure came fast. Just a workweek remaining until the continuing resolution expires. The fever is building on Capitol Hill to do something to avoid a…

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FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo a National Park Service worker picks up trash along the drained Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool as the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol are seen in the distance in Washington, at sunrise. Nearly 3,000 federal workers have filed compensation claims for having contracted COVID-19 on the job, a number that is expected to double by early next month, according to a Department of Labor review. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Congress has trouble getting down to business

The Congress, now equipped with a Speaker of the House, is trying to do something about government funding for when the continuing resolution expires November…

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With no time to lose, Congress is functional again, more or less

The House of Representatives has a speaker, for now. That was a heavy lift. What comes next now that Capitol Hill is operational again. For this week’s outlook, Federal Drive Host Tom Temin spoke with Bloomberg Government deputy news director Loren Duggan.

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